MFA Curriculum

The TV Writers Studio is not a classroom. You are encouraged to think of it as an apprenticeship, albeit one with GPAs and transcripts and lots of tuition bills.

The “curriculum” is broken down in the following way:

Year 1

Fall Term
  • Writer’s Table: Collaborative Work Environment
  • The History of Television
  • Industry Guests
Spring Term
  • Writer’s Table: Collaborative Work Environment (Part II)
  • New Media and the Internet: Getting Your Stuff Online
  • Industry Guests


  • Producing a Pilot and Production Workflow
  • TV Series – From Concept to Sale
  • Industry Guests
Spring Term
  • Finishing and Pitching Your Pilot
  • Getting Your First Job
  • Industry Guests
Writer Spotlight

WESLEY MIDDLETON’s love of writing verges on the inappropriate, and she thinks TV is pretty awesome too. Last century, after receiving an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, she began to write...